Zimmerman: Stepping Up for Our Public Retirees This Legislative Session

Friday, February 23, 2024 at 9:51 AM

By State Rep. Alex Zimmerman (R-North Vernon), news release

Zimmerman is supporting a bill that would see retirees get a 13th check or cost-of-living adjustment in addition to their pension.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana lawmakers recently crossed the halfway point of the legislative session, which means the House of Representatives is considering Senate bills and the Senate is considering House bills. As we look toward the legislative finish line, which could come in early March, I'm hopeful we'll successfully pass several legislative priorities onto the governor's desk. In particular, I would like to see a bill that could help Indiana's nearly 100,000 retired public employees cover costs of living gaps be signed into law.

For decades, our public retirees counted on a 13th check or cost-of-living adjustment in addition to their pension. Last year, these retirees didn't receive either. I'm hopeful this session, House Bill 1004 will be signed into law. This legislation is a great way to give thanks to those who have spent decades working to make Indiana the best it can be.

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